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Lincoln, CA 95648
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Posted June 27, 2021 / Blog, Patient Care
Dr. Michelle Kucera

Questions to Ask Before Special Needs Kids See the Dentist

All children are unique individuals with personal preferences, but sometimes special needs kids have a higher level of anxiety in new situations like visiting the dentist. Dentists like Dr. Michelle Kucera realize treating special needs kids requires patience and understanding, and while most dentists who treat children are capable of accommodating a variety of special […]

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Posted May 13, 2021 / Blog, Patient Care
Dr. Michelle Kucera

Can Dentists Detect Eating Disorders in Children & Teens?

At Caring Tree Children’s Dentistry, we want our dental family to feel safe and comfortable in our practice, and for each experience in our care to be positive. We also want our patients and their families to be informed, which sometimes means discussing heavy topics—today’s heavy topic is eating disorders. Wondering why a dentist would […]

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Posted April 27, 2021 / Blog, Patient Care
Dr. Michelle Kucera

Does Your Chewing Gum Fight Tooth Decay?

Avid gum chewers rejoice! Your love for the sticky, stretchy stuff can be beneficial for your oral health—depending on its ingredients. If you’re chewing gum with artificial sweeteners such as sorbitol, sucralose, aspartame, or mannitol, it’s true you’re avoiding traditional sugar, but your teeth aren’t as likely to thank you as they might be if […]

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Posted March 13, 2021 / Blog, Patient Care
Dr. Michelle Kucera

Help! My Child is Terrified of the Dentist

If you’re the parent of a young child, you know their brains are similar to sponges that soak up everything around them—especially in their first five years, which neuroscientists say is when they’ll do the most learning and developing in their entire life.  At this formative time, your child may amaze you with what they […]

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Posted February 27, 2021 / Blog, Patient Care
Dr. Michelle Kucera

Questions to Ask at a Back-to-School Dental Visit

Some schools require a back-to-school dental visit, but even if yours doesn’t, right before school starts is a good time to schedule one of your child’s regular checkups. Dr. Kucera can take care of any problems so your child won’t have to miss class after school starts, and if oral hygiene routines got a little […]

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Posted February 13, 2021 / Blog, Patient Care
Dr. Michelle Kucera

What Did My Dentist Just Say?

At Caring Tree Children’s DentistryCaring Tree Children’s Dentistry, education is paramount in our mission to help our Lincoln and Grass Valley, CA friends and neighbors improve and maintain their oral health. For this reason, we try to avoid using dental jargon when we’re speaking with our valued patient family.  However, there are terms that can’t […]

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Posted January 27, 2021 / Blog, Patient Care
Dr. Michelle Kucera

Time & Orthodontics Can Silence Bullies

According to a recent study published in the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, teeth were the #1 feature that increased a child’s chances of being bullied. A person’s smile and teeth are often the first things people notice, and kids are no exception. Caring Tree Children’s Dentistry would like to share some ideas […]

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Posted November 13, 2020 / Blog, Patient Care
Dr. Michelle Kucera

Animal-Assisted Therapy & Dentistry

Assistance animals prescribed for many different conditions and situations have become a frequent topic of discussion in recent years. Under the Americans with Disabilities Act, many businesses must allow service animals to accompany disabled individuals into any public area of a facility. For example, a hospital would allow the presence of a service animal in […]

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